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Things We Saw Today: Sewing Patterns for the DC Comics Bombshells Heroines

If you're a cosplay aficionado who's been looking to create a costume from DC Comics Bombshells, that task just got a lot easier, thanks to this new line-up of sewing patterns from Simplicity.

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The First Trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke Is Here, Make of It What You Will

Yes, that looks like The Killing Joke, alright.

The first trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke, starring Mark Hamill as the Joker, Kevin Conroy as Batman, Tara Strong as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, and Ray wise as Commissioner Gordon, has arrived.

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The Killing Joke Animated Film To Expand Barbara Gordon’s Role

It's the least they can do, right?

One part of the clip the creators of the film talk about is the expanded role given to Barbara Gordon in this film--which is encouraging, especially given the comic's treatment of her character and the history there. In order to expand the story into more of a full-length feature film, The Killing Joke is going to add their own prequel to the movie for the audience to spend more time with Barbara Gordon.

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Rumors Confirmed! Now We Know Jena Malone’s (Missing) Role in Batman v Superman

We've finally got confirmation of Jena Malone's role in Batman v Superman -- except we also already heard that her role has been completely cut from the theatrical release.

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Batgirl Rises in Batman: Arkham Knight DLC, “A Matter of Family”

Can we just have a whole game around Batgirl already?

The trailer here looks really cool, and features the Batfamily teaming up to save Babs' dad, Commissioner Gordon, from The Joker.

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Oracle Strikes a Pose in the Latest Batman: Arkham Knight Poster, Plus E3 Trailer

We're definitely on the edge of our seats waiting for Batman: Arkham Knight. Barbara Gordon is getting an extended role this time around thanks to a Batgirl prequel expansion (with season pass) and more work in her Oracle persona. Check out a few more posters plus an intense trailer fresh out of E3.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Cain, and Stephanie Brown Convergence: Batgirl #1 Bios

You might say DC Comics' Convergence Batgirl #1 is something we're looking forward to here at The Mary Sue.

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DC Cancels Batgirl #41 Variant Cover Following “Threats of Violence and Harassment”

In a cryptic official statement referencing "threats of violence and harassment," DC Entertainment announced last night that it would no longer be publishing that controversial Batgirl variant cover.

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That Batgirl Variant Cover: What It Means To New Readers

Sometimes, it's OK to not be beholden to all of comics history.

By now, you know that there is a series of variant covers that DC Comics is putting out across all their titles in June to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of their most popular villain, The Joker (like the one above by Javier Pulido for Catwoman #41). He's certainly a complex, frightening villain who's worth celebrating. You might also have heard that, while many of these covers are great and creative uses of the character, there is one cover in particular that's been giving many people pause.

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Leaked: TNT’s Teen Titans Drama Cast is Majority Female Heroes


The pilot script for TNT's putative Teen Titans show has leaked, and so far the roster is four women to two men.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Video Game Details Reveal Oracle’s Expanded Role

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Ready for more Batman? I know I always am. Putting personal preferences aside, Rocksteady is set for another installment of the Arkham franchise with Batman: Arkham Knight and as revealed a few details you might be interested in. For instance, the "Arkham Knight" is not Batman, but another fellow, whose picture is after the jump. Oh, and also Barbara Gordon/Oracle.

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The CW’s Arrow Will Host Two Out Of Three Birds of Prey In The Same Episode

Almost Totally Excellent

Guess who's back? 

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Barbara Gordon Meets Nancy Drew For Adam Watson’s The Batgirl Mysteries

My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

What happens when one teenage girl detective is mashed up with another teenage girl detective? An awesome concept for a Nancy Drew-like cartoon starring Barbara Gordon as Batgirl! Take a look at what artist Adam Watson has in mind.

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Nice Try, Marion Cotillard, We Don’t Believe What You Just Said About Your Dark Knight Rises Character

Lies Damned Lies

Christopher Nolan is known for being extra-secrative about his films, especially his Batman films, but that doesn't stop fans from speculating on the tiniest clues. In the case of Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, who's playing Miranda Tate in The Dark Knight Rises, there was next to nothing to go on but the actress has gone on the record to shoot down one really big fan theory. Hit the jump to find out what it is. That is, if you want to know, we'll obviously be discussing spoilery things from here on out.

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Things We Saw Today: Fry & Leela’s Love Children

Things We Saw Today

Well this is just plain adorable. Reddit user Doodiescoop (aka Becca Jones) drew what would happen if Futurama's Fry and Leela decided to have children. (via io9)

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A Lesson In Illustrating Wheelchairs From Someone Who Uses One

Allow Us To Explain

Not too long ago I asked a famous comic book artist to draw me a picture of Oracle and what I got was not at all what I expected. Barbara Gordon was depicted in a hospital wheelchair with a blanket over her legs

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10 Non-Costumed, Non-Powered Female Heroines

Power Grid

Now that March is nearly upon us -- less than 24 hours away, actually -- it's obvious that many of us are excited about The Hunger Games coming to theaters in just about three weeks. But one of the major elements of Suzanne Collins' trilogy is how exceptionally ordinary the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, is. She's just a normal girl, thrown into a horrible situation, and then she handles the crap out of it. She sends a message that fantastical superpowers aren't all that necessary if there is a battle afoot. Even an epically huge, life-or-death battle that concerns the welfare of a country, a planet, or even a universe. This week, we're talking about Katniss' predecessors -- superheroines of geekdom who don't wear costumes, nor do they have superpowers. Some of them might be barely educated or inexperienced, some of them are wildly smart. But what they all have in common is that if you have them on your team in a fight, you will win. Hands down.

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Our Favorite TDKR Rumor of the Day: One Of These Women Might Actually Be in TDKR


I was going to stick this into the "hold on to your butts" category because...woah...but since there's no confirmation I chose "rumory." We've just heard that a certain DC Comics superheroine might have a role in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises and that a famous actress has already been filming as her. The HUGE spoiler and a photo that corroborates the story is under the cut.

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Spoiler Alert For the New 52… By Which I Mean Stephanie Brown is the Spoiler in the New 52

Great Hera!

With Barbara Gordon reclaiming the mantle of Batgirl in the rebooted DCU, it was uncertain whether the most recent Batgirl, Stephanie Brown, would remain part of continuity. However, just as Dick Grayson has once again reverted to the persona of Nightwing, it seems that Stephanie Brown has similarly been returned to being Spoiler. This is revealed in passing in the recent solicitations for Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes. It reads:
“Guest stars galore! Batman and Spoiler team to face the School of Night while Batman Incorporated travels to a sinister Cold War interrogation facility to face the mind-bending menace of Doctor Dedalus for the last time while the true identity of Leviathan is finally revealed, with shocking consequences for the Dark Knight.”

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TheKilling Joke is in the DCnU’s Batgirl #1

Cautiously Optimistic

The New York Post, DC's go to news outlet for leaking various bits of comic book information, has a six page preview for Gail Simone and Ardian Syaf's Batgirl #1, which handily answers a lot of the continuity questions that arose when DC announced that paradoxically, Barbara Gordon would be Batgirl and the events of The Killing Joke (the Alan Moore comic in which she is paralyzed by the Joker) would remain canon.

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